Holbein Watercolor – Tool Review

From the supplies selection I made on a previous post, I have in my hands the  set of 24 Watercolor Colors by Holbein. The first impression is really excellent, everything packed and ordered in a very elegant way, it is a set with a good variety of colors that allows its direct use and with…

Strathmore Sketchbook – Tool Review

I'm still searching for the perfect Sketchbook ... In a previous post I reviewed Stillman & Birn and it is an excellent option that stands out above any other I have tried before. Still, I did not want to make a decision without first evaluating something equivalent, at the same professional level, so I decided…

Stillman & Birn Sketchbook – Tool Review

  I've been trying lots of sketchbooks, different sizes, brands, quality and what not. The perfect sketchbook doesn't exist per se since every person, every different situation or technic has its own sketchbook that suits. Following that idea i have been and could be using diferent sketchbooks forever. Things are changing very fast for me,…

#CoffeeSketch 30 – Travel SketchBook

#CoffeeSketch #Sketch #UrbanSketcher #USk #TravelSketch #NOLA Late night coffee time to prepare my travel gear. I'm about to travel to New Orleans and I need to set up a tool kit for such an experience, Once I made my selection and decided to draw an inventory of all the tools I'm bringing with me. This…

Rock Creek Residence

English I got this assignment from a Simonson Design Studios and Scott Bate´s client in Texas, it is about a house that was already designed and about to be builded but the owners still needed that wow touch that would make them feel totally in love with their house. Based on some of my sketched…

Huion Tablet – H640P

  English Some of the stuff I chose for this job demands have been arriving! This is the time to present the Inspiroy H640-P de HUION. I´m always between the hight tech tools and the most traditional hand made process to develop and presentation of my work, this will by far the most important tool for…

A Building Book!

Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling   English Viable houses? well, they have to be lovable for sure, for that we need to study house styles, but there is not a viable house if you cannot build it, right? I studied architecture in Venezuela, where concrete is the god of building materials, even when i…

Tokyo Storefronts!

  Mateusz Urbanowicz is a Polish illustrator whose facination with Japanese anime led him to settle in the Japanese nation where he works in a film production company of the genre. Mateusz has his life parallel to the formal work that occupies him and that is the one he shares through his social media accounts,…

#CoffeeSketch 29 – 4th Avenue Duplex

English This is my #29 post since I started the #CoffeeSketch tag months ago This case is about a duplex house project located in Sacramento, California. Pretty small lot with the regular market demands for the area; 3 Bedrooms, 2 ½ Barhrooms, kitchen, pantry, living, garage, etc. I think that small spaces require big ideas, so…

New Book!

A Field Guide To American Houses English This is for my American House Project, understanding american houses styles and the elements that define each one of them is a key for my project. One of the goals for this project is to make it viable, well, a house without style is not viable for an…

#CoffeeSketch 28 The American House

EspañolEn esta oportunidad mi #CoffeeSketch es el inicio de un nuevo proyecto que requiere mucho de esto de madrugar y preparar el trabajo del día con una agradable sesión de sketch y café. Este es un proyecto bastante particular, muy personal pero que tiene a la vez un punto de encuentro con mi trabajo profesional. Estaba…

James Richards’ Book!!

The first book I got when I started my research about the Urban Sketchers was Gabriel Campanario´s  The Art of Urban sketching, at the end of the book there is a list of his favorites Sketchers colleagues, i randomly took names from that list, stared googling and then I found some specific sketches that made me jump and…

Art Supplies

There is a new phase in my job that will demand of my sketching abilities, I'm taking this as an opportunity to try something different with materials and technics so i can improve and give more personality to the sketch work I´ve been doing so far, so here are some of my options Holbein Watercolors…

CoffeeSketch is back!

  This is my #27 post with this tag but this my first #CoffeeSketch post in months! This new job I have, and you will know about on further posts, absorbed me so much I couldn't dedicate time to my morning sketching routine. Months later I have the new job under control and with a…

CoffeeSketch #25 From the 50´s

#CoffeeSketch 25 #USk #UrbanSketchers #SketchBook English I´ve been visiting location and drawing some quick sketches of the first two subjects for my From the 50´s Project. Here i´m with my coffee selecting the approach and making sketches for final Sketch Art, the plan is make some kind of work of illustrator and see how it…